The Retro Wife Opts Out: What Has Changed and What Still Needs To

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lisa-belkin/retro-wife-opt-out_b_2902315.html?utm_source=Alert-blogger&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Email%2BNotifications

Good discussion from Belkin about women in the workplace and what are our real options, where her commentary is based on this NY Mag article, The Retro Wife

http://nymag.com/news/features/retro-wife-2013-3/

That same year, an American sociologist published a paper describing similar results. Predictors of marital unhappiness, found Bradford Wilcox at the University of Virginia, included wives who earned a large share of household income and wives who perceived the division of labor at home as unfair. Predictors of marital happiness were couples who shared a commitment to the institutional idea of marriage and couples who went to religious services together. “Our findings suggest,” he wrote, “that increased departures from a male-breadwinning-female-homemaking model may also account for declines in marital quality, insofar as men and women continue to tacitly value gendered patterns of behavior in marriage.”

 

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